8 tips for improving mood, anxiety and sleep

I’ve been focussing heavily on my mood and parasympathetic balance recently, after a few weeks of stress/heightened anxiety and also in preparation for the change of the seasons (which can often lead to low mood). Yesterday, my Oura ring showed optimal balance and HRV, and my overnight heart rate has finally dropped to normal, after … More 8 tips for improving mood, anxiety and sleep

Women, Exercise, And The Menstrual Cycle

For a long time in science, the menstrual cycle’s effects on everything from response to drugs, food and exercise was largely ignored as an “inconvenience” rather than vital information. Thankfully that is changing and we are discovering how the different phases of the cycle affect women’s bodies and responses to the environment. I have been … More Women, Exercise, And The Menstrual Cycle

Healthiest cooking fats

What are the healthiest fats to cook with? There has been so much misinformation and deception regarding this question (and around fats in general), that it’s still not anywhere near common knowledge which fats are healthiest. Back in the era when fats (especially saturated fats) were vilified, processed vegetable oils became the panacea for health. … More Healthiest cooking fats

Combating Coronavirus: Staying healthy – Part 2

Since my previous post on staying healthy and well during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have come across more useful information that I wanted to share today. Some involves a recap of what was previously said, and some more supplements that weren’t mentioned before but that show promise as being helpful. I really want to emphasise … More Combating Coronavirus: Staying healthy – Part 2

Combating Coronavirus: staying healthy and boosting your immune system

Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, I thought I’d offer some tips to boost your immune system and enhance general well-being. There is already plenty of important advice from experts  that we should all be following in order to “flatten the curve” – i.e slow the spread so our health services aren’t overwhelmed … More Combating Coronavirus: staying healthy and boosting your immune system

Do you have Active Couch Potato Syndrome?

Believe it or not, “Active couch potato syndrome” is an actual term being used in scientific papers to describe those who do their weekly workouts but spend the rest of their term sitting/being sedentary. It turns out that prolonged sitting still results in early death/cardiovascular disease even if you get the recommended 30 mins of exercise … More Do you have Active Couch Potato Syndrome?